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May 18, 2013 9:00pm CDT
just a few blocks away earlier in the day, the governor signed a new law promoting stricter penalties for mob violence and criminal activities organized over social media. >> it was a statement to make sure that we the people are protected from violence. >> the governor joined by sponsors of the bill allowing for stiffer penalties for mob action organize over social media or cell phones. prison sentences can now be from 3-6 years. freshman state rep it says it is largely a gang issue but longer sentences could deter using the internet to organize and create a scene. much like this one from april on the gold coast. organized on facebook it drew hundreds of young adults. under the new law, the people that started this would face penalties. >> if you do this, you get other people to come downtown or attack someone that posted a picture on facebook you can serve at real-time in prison. >> is not a cure all, it is a deterrent for some people. >> the thing about social media, it makes things easier to communicate which can be a good thing if you use it in a positive way, but it can be a neg
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